David Dastmalchian Announces New Comic as Dr. Fearless

We know actor David Dastmalchian for his wide array of comic book movies and TV show characters. He has been in The black Knightthe The ant Man movies, the flashand more recently, The Suicide Squad. It’s four distinct comic book-inspired cinematic universes! But that’s not the only connection to comics that Dastmalchian has. He recently wrote his own comic series, published by Dark Horse: Count Crowley: Reluctant Midnight Monster Hunter.

Now Dastmalchian returns to this spooky world, together with artist Lukas Ketner. Our main hero is no longer a reluctant monster hunter ready to embrace his new calling. You can check out Dastmalchian’s video announcement, which nerdist debuts as an exclusive, for its follow-up series Count Crowley: Midnight Amateur Monster Hunter above. And he even dressed up as his own retro horror host Dr. Fearless just for the occasion!

In the first series, Count Crowley: Reluctant Midnight Monster Huntr, fans met struggling investigative reporter/creature animator/reluctant monster hunter Jerri Bartman. So she’s basically Lois Lane meets Elvira meets Buffy. So yeah, what’s not to like? You can read the official tracking description Earl Crowley series here:

It’s been a hell of a week for Jerri Bartman. She lost her job, had a car accident, took the only gig available to host the Midnight Monster Show, and… oh yeah, dismembered a zombie. Not serious. Now, to protect the people she loves, she’s going to have to take a crash course in monster hunting. And soon, a vengeful vampire has just booked a first-class flight into town.

The cover of Count Crowley: Amateur Monster Hunter #1 from Dark Horse Comics
Dark Horse Comics

Someone partly inspired David Dastmalchian: Crematia Mortem, a late-night horror hostess. From 1981 to 1990, she hosted Creature characteristic on a local television station in Kansas City, Missouri. And one of his biggest fans was a young Dastmalchien. Now he’s translated that love of Crematia, along with old monster, sci-fi and comic book movies, into this new series.

Count Crowley: Midnight Amateur Monster Hunter #1 will hit comic book stores on March 23, 2022. It’s available for pre-order at your local comic book store.

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